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mutley
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good job its not ally, any pictures sounds cool. good a good fossel collection but mother has gone home lol. have got an old free masion spoon may be worth some thing one day !.

Sat 30-Jan-10
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Toffeeapple said:


Oh please!  Put it on the landing where it belongs...Big_Laugh


It actually belongs in the server room, on the floor alongside loads of leather armour, a steel helm with horsehair braids, camping gear, and an assortment of weapons (swords, spear, daggers, staff made of latex and a real bow) and shields. Big_Laugh

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elrohanna, have I missed something?  Are you building an army?

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Heh heh heh. No, no army. The OH and I are live role players (LARPers for short), which for those who don't know, is like a cross between re-enactment, murder mystery weekends and improv theatre.  We do the fantasy type (think Lord of the Rings) and each have 3 or 4 different characters we play, so we have huge amounts of costume, armour and weaponry.  Most of the kit is fake (latex weapons and shields) but the armour is mostly either real steel or leather.  A lot of the costumes are hand made, and the furs we use tend to be real (cos they're snuggly warm when you're sitting round an open campfire in an Iron Age Village in December.

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Goodness me, what a collection.  I guess the armour is very heavy?  Sounds like a very interesting past-time, does it involve learning lines each time you go to a venue or do you have a stock set of scripts?

Crikey, don't we have a wonderful cross-section of interests here?Heart

I'll try that again!

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We certainly do.  It makes me realise what a quiet life I lead!!  Oh and Danny, perhaps Elrohana  outdoes you on the messy house comp.    WellDone   If not she must win the prize for the most interesting, unless anyone else can beat that??????

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Toffee - each event is a scenario written and controlled by referees/marshalls, there are certain things scripted to happen during the weekend (performed by 'crew' who have a very basic script and then ad lib) but everything the paying 'players' do is entirely up to them and completely spontaneous.  You basically spend a weekend being someone else, and acting as that person would do according to their personality, upbringing and principles (or lack of them). 

For more info, you could try the website for the group we play with

here http://www.legionofdreams.com/roleplaying_for_beginners.htm

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Danast - on top of the LRP kit, there's all the fabric, leather and leatherworking gear, and other prop production stuff, plus a house full of demijohns of wine in various stages of production, and come the spring, every available surface will be covered in those cheap plastic propagators full of germinating seeds and seedlings.  All of my hobbies are storage space intensive! Whistle

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Goodness, I wouldn't know where to start.  An interesting site, thanks for the link, I shall explore more tomorrow.  It seems that it is not a relaxing weekend!

I'll try that again!

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Oh wow, I have just had a brief look at this site.   I would absolutely love it.  You must have to rsearch some of your characters to know how to behave.   I am into fantasy - dragons elves, dwarves  etc.  Do you read fantasy novels Elrohana and if so which authors do you like?

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...and there was I spending most of today watching Brad Pitt ....my excuse is illness....so my front room is also littered with half-made costumes. But no armour.

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

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Are your family still not well Kate?

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My daughter spent most of Christmas lying about then got really ill and was in bed for five days then leapt back onto her feet and went off singing to college and has been fine ever since: sir sin't right yet but is getting there, but tired still: I've still got swollen glands and a low fever and feeling VILE. I was even off my food for several days this week (GASP SHOCK), three weeks now, off to the Doc next week to see if he has any bright ideas apart from lying low until it goes away...I'm usually doing stuff all the time, but just don't have the energy/motivation currently, which is not like me. Mind you, an afternoon on the sofa under a blanket with Brad Pitt, a hot water bottle and the cat is hard to beat.

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

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Wow, Elrohana, you have woken up and stirred up this forum. I especially love your new sig line: “Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.” Brilliant!

The site you linked to says “Roleplaying is famous for its eclectic participants.”. I guess real wars and their unwilling participants had the same characteristics. Sounds like fun, I have to say.

But Kate’s comment:  “Mind you, an afternoon on the sofa under a blanket with Brad Pitt, a hot water bottle and the cat is hard to beat.” – yep. Not BP perhaps. How about Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracey, or even a sighting of Sophia Loren?

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Sophia Loren *sigh* now THERE is a class lady, a real star, not a 'celebrity'.  Has anyone seen recent photos of her?  Every bit as beautiful as she always was, just older.  Audrey Hepburn was another one who stayed beautiful till the last.

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